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Chewing Gum While Exercising

Do You Chew Gum While Exercising?

My running partner loves to chew gum when we exercise together. She always pops a piece in her mouth before we head out, and of course will offer me one too. So I got in the habit of chewing gum while running, even though it was drilled in my head in my youth that chewing gum and exercising can be dangerous. I have to say, there's something nice about having minty fresh breath while you're out for a jog. What about you?

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sourcherries sourcherries 6 years
Nope, rude and dangerous.
sourcherries sourcherries 6 years
Nope, rude and dangerous.
Ayu Ayu 6 years
I never chew gum. I figured out I stick my tongue out when concentrating on a balance-challenging exercise, though. I just can't stop doing it, even if I'm afraid I could fall and bite it off.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 6 years
I can't stand gum.
insanitypepper insanitypepper 6 years
I can't stand gum.
Spectra Spectra 6 years
If I'm biking, I'll sometimes chew gum because I'm not at a very high intensity. If I'm doing something very intense, I can't really chew gum because I can't chew and breathe hard at the same time.
la-dee-da-dee la-dee-da-dee 6 years
I try not to chew gum in general but I like the idea of doing it during a workout!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
I don't know why I would.
tlsgirl tlsgirl 6 years
I don't know why I would.
runswimmerrun runswimmerrun 6 years
Sometimes minty gum, and sometime BlackBlack if I want a caffine boost for my workout, but usually no gum at all.
jkat jkat 6 years
I can barely walk and chew gum at the same time, so I don't think I could pull off working out and chewing. I also have invisalign now, so I would have to take it out to chew gum, which would defeat the purpose.
jkat jkat 6 years
I can barely walk and chew gum at the same time, so I don't think I could pull off working out and chewing. I also have invisalign now, so I would have to take it out to chew gum, which would defeat the purpose.
darc5204 darc5204 6 years
I don't chew gum while exercising, but I've also never heard that it's dangerous.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 6 years
no... wouldn't it run out of flavor halfway through your run?? Wouldn't it hurt your teeth to try to chew as your feet are pounding on the pavement? Wouldn't it be kind of a distraction? The idea is weird to me but I've never tried it.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
I don't ever chew gum.
chloe-bella chloe-bella 6 years
I don't ever chew gum.
imLissy imLissy 6 years
All I would hear in my head would be my choir teacher telling me to spit it out. I know singing != exercising, but both involve breathing.
Leilanic1 Leilanic1 6 years
i can't workout without it. i've gone to the gym and realized i didn't have any gum and had to leave and go to the nearest store to buy some. it helps me to remember to breath if that makes any sense.
ticamorena ticamorena 6 years
I have done it a couple of times, and although an avid gum chewer, exercise + gum = a big headache. I don't mind others doing it provided they exercise common courtesy and keep in discreet
lemuse20 lemuse20 6 years
I'd probably feel like I might choke or my breathing might be thrown off, so no I don't and won't chew gum while exercising
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